MAAT Lisbon

For a brave new Brussels

ConferenceOctober 22 and October 23 201811 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lisbon, Portugal

From 22 until 26 October 2018, MAAT – the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon – is organising a LAB in the margin of the exhibition For a Brave New Brussels.

The initiative for this project was taken by the curator Stéphanie Pécourt, BOZAR and GLUON, with the support of the Brussels-Capital Region, and is organised on the occasion of the visit of the King and Queen of Belgium to Portugal.

The exhibition For a Brave New Brussels at MAAT will feature 10 installations and 2 in situ creations by artists who live in Brussels, in addition to several talks.

The works on show each invite the spectator to think critically about the future role of artists in contemporary cities and the potential for a dialogue between the arts and industry.

During the Conference and Debate section, October 23, Eurico Neves (Inova +) will introduce the STARTS (Science, Technology and the Arts) initiative of the European Commission and why the Arts are important for Europe’s competitiveness, innovation and research. He will also talk about what is expected from artists, what they can provide within innovation projects and give further insight into the role of the STARTS Residencies and the STARTS Ecosystem projects within this dialectic.


Venue: MAAT I Av. Brasília, Central Tejo, Belém 1300-598 Lisboa, Portugal
Admission: Please confirm your attendance before 15 October to


Monday 22 October, 2018 / Opening
5:30 p.m Official opening in presence of Rudi Vervoort, Minister-President of the Brussels Capital Region
7:00 p.m Opening performance ‘Daisy Chain’ by Julien Maire

Tuesday 23 October, 2018 / Lab01 Conference & Debate
3:00- 3:15 p.m Introduction by Paul Dujardin (CEO & artistic director BOZAR)
3:15 – 3:45 p.m Keynote by Els Vermang (LAb(au) )
3:45 – 4:00 p.m Break
4:00 – 4:15 p.m Keynote by Katrien Mondt (Director General Innoviris)
4:15 – 4:45 p.m Panel discussion on the collaborative project Resistance Transistor between Jan De Cock (artist), Frank Raes (Climatologist) and David Suprenant (Interactive Developer). Moderated by Christophe De Jaeger (Founder & Director Gluon)
4:45 – 5:00 p.m Closing remarks